Restoration of the World Cultural Heritage Hildesheim Cathedral

The Hildesheim cathedral belongs to the Unesco World Cultural Heritage. It was completely destroyed shortly before World War II ended. 50 years after the reconstruction the planned restoration is much-needed. For that reason the cathedral has been closed on 10 January 2010.

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Bishop Norbert Trelle inaugurates six new bells for Hildesheim Cathedral

The consecration of the new bells for the renovated cathedral has taken place. On Wednesday evening the Hildesheim Bishop Norbert Trelle anointed the six bells during a prayer meeting at the cathedral. They were raised into the western tower on Thursday morning.

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St. Mary's Cathedral in Hildesheim officially re-opens on 15 August 2014

After almost five years in construction, Hildesheim Cathedral will officially re-open on Friday 15 August, the feast day of the church's patron saint. All believers of the diocese are cordially invited to this event. Vicar General Prelate Dr. Werner Schreer and the Dean, Bishop Hans-Georg Koitz, have been looking forward to the re-opening of Hildesheim Cathedral ever since work began almost five years ago.

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Altar designed by sculptor Ulrich Rückriem now in Hildesheim Cathedral

The stone in the new altar of Hildesheim Cathedral is 120 million years old. It now stands among the church’s countless medieval artistic treasures. Employees from the specialist company Karner Kunstaufbau erected the sacred limestone work on Saturday, 14th December. The renowned sculptor Ulrich Rückriem, 75, from Cologne, crafted the altar.

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Special stamp commemorating “1,200 Years of the Hildesheim Diocese” to appear in 2015

The Jubilee of the Diocese of Hildesheim is to be honoured with a commemorative stamp. The 1,200-year jubilee of the founding of the diocese is one of the themes to be highlighted by the German Federal Ministry of Finance in this manner in 2015. The 1,000-year old rose bush on the apse of the Hildesheim Cathedral is closely tied to the legend of the founding of the diocese.

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The new bells for Hildesheim Cathedral have been cast in Karlsruhe

Hildesheim Cathedral has six new bells. At exactly 11 o’ clock on Saturday morning, workers at the Bachert bell foundry in Karlsruhe started to pour the molten bronze – heated to 1,100 °C – into the bell moulds. The bell founders let the bronze flow into the entrance holes of the six underground bell moulds.

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Furnished New liturgical furnishings for the cathedral
Illuminated Impressive lighting concept
Admired The cathedral treasure creates a sensation in New York

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A few questions about the restoration of Hildesheim cathedral will be answered here.